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Iowa State University

University History

In 1858, Iowa State University was founded as a public land-grant research university in Ames, Iowa. It is one of the largest University in the Iowa State and the third largest university in the Big 12 athletic conference. On September 11, 1862 Iowa Legislature accepted the provisions of the 1862 Morrill Act and Iowa State became the nation's first designated land-grant institution. The university was officially renamed Iowa State University of Science and Technology on July 4, 1959. The Iowa State University is spread on 2,000 acres of land.

University Programs, Courses and Schools

Iowa State University’s 10 schools and colleges are located on its campus. The campus offers wide learning opportunities and challenges to the students. The 10 schools and colleges the Iowa State University are;

  • College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • College of Design
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Human Sciences
  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Graduate College
  • Ivy College of Business
  • Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication
  • School of Education

University Notable Alumni

The Iowa State University Alumni has expert alumni from different backgrounds who are there to serve based on their common passion and responsibility towards Iowa State University. Some of the members of alumni are-

  • JEFF JOHNSON, Lora and Russ Talbot Endowed President & CEO, PhD Education
  • SHANNON FOOTE, Senior VP of Administration, Graphic Design
  • SHELLIE ANDERSEN, VP Bus. Development & Constituent Engagement, Marketing
  • LAINEY CRAWFORD, Manager of Travel & Young Alumni, Event Management
  • KAREN FORSYTHE, Alumni Association Receptionist
  • KYLE JOHNSON, Business Partnership and Membership Manager
  • MIKE KEPLER, Manager of Alumni Center Operations, Health and Human Performance
  • LAUREN LANDIS, Alumni Center Events Coordinator
  • KATIE LICKTEIG, Asst. VP Constituent Engagement
  • ERILYN LOGUE, Director of OLLI & ISU Retirees, Elementary Education

 University Infrastructure & Services

Campus

Iowa State University’s campus consists of over 160 buildings. The central campus is built on 490 acres of land.  Iowa State campus is one of the twenty-five most beautiful campuses in the United States of America. Campus buildings, includes buildings like- the Campanile, Beardshear Hall, and Curtiss Hall. The campus also has a preserved central lawn, a place where students study, relax, and socialize together. The university has various museums which includes; the Brunnier Art Museum, Farm House Museum, the Art on Campus Program, the Christian Petersen Art Museum, and the Elizabeth and Byron Anderson Sculpture Garden. The Museums also consist of a multitude of distinct exhibits, each of them promotes the understanding and delight of the visual arts as well as it attempts to include a wide interaction between the science and technology and arts.

Libraries

 Libraries at Iowa State University’s campus provide faculty and students with research support, quick access to the collections, resources, and study spaces. The collections at Iowa State University libraries have printed and e-books, e-journals, newspapers, government documents, and a wide range of online research databases. Librarians are skilled to support a wide range of academic programs and are available for online or in-person research assistance to everyone at the time of need. Libraries are focused towards enhancing the academic experience of each student on the campus. The libraries’ staff and partners have made a wealth of online collections which includes rare and unique materials that have been digitized to be viewed by a wide range of people, as well as preserved for the convenience of coming generations.

Housing services

The Department of Residence at Iowa State University provides residence halls, apartments. Students can select the room of their choice based on costs, hall facilities, location, availability. Room design vary per hall and include multi-person units, singles, studios, suites and some apartment-style rooms with kitchens for convenient living. Through university’s affinity housing students can live in groups of like-minded students who share the same love for sports, literature, film and course. The students who live on-campus are likely to be more punctual and hardworking with their studies. 

Medical services

Iowa State University’s Thielen Student Health Center is a full-service medical clinic providing medical services to students. The staff consists of physicians and nurses who are dedicated towards their work and provide high quality medical care to students. The medical services include preventive services, evaluation and treatment of acute and chronic medical illnesses, pharmacy, dentistry, diagnostics and health education to make life easier at Iowa State University. Everyone’s health care is prioritized irrespective of Caste, colour, age, sex, physical ability and socioeconomic status. The Health Centre is located on-campus just across the gym. Students can easily commute to the Health Center easily as it is just a few steps away.

Student’s clubs

Iowa State University offers more than 900 students’ clubs and organization which provide wide range of opportunities for students to engross themselves. The Division of Student Engagement offers everything students need to stay active on campus.  Students can choose the club of their goal and interest from the huge database of clubs. The different clubs are- 

These are just a few clubs listed above, there are many other options available to choose from. Joining a club is one of the best possible ways to get more out of your time at Iowa State University.

University location

Address- Ames, Iowa 50011

E-mail- [email protected]
phone- 515-294-4111 

International student’s info

Courses Offered-

The Iowa State University offers various Undergraduate programs, Graduate programs, Global programs and Distance Education programs. Some of the courses are-

  • Accounting
  • Advanced Manufacturing [CRT]
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
  • Energy Systems Engineering
  • Energy Systems Engineering [CRT]
  • Engineering Management
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • English
  • Enterprise Cybersecurity Management [CRT]
  • Entomology
  • Meteorology
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
  • Neuroscience
  • Nondestructive Evaluation [CRT]
  • Nuclear Physics
  • Nutritional Sciences
  • Operations Research
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Philosophy

Student Support-

The International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO) at the Iowa State University provides international educational exchange via its services. It serves as the primary administrative, programming, and advising office for the Iowa International community. International student Center provides various services like-

  • immigration assistance and support to international students and exchange visitors through advising, programs, workshops and events.
  • serve as a guide for academic and administrative units in the collaboration, hiring and sponsorship of international students and exchange visitors.
  • provides on-going orientation and support services in a welcoming environment designed to help students in cultural adjustment.
  • helps in building links within the university community through cultural activities and programs.

International Student Contact-

Students can contact International Student and Scholar Office at-

Office address- 2229 Lincoln Way
3241 Memorial Union
Ames, IA 50014

E-mail- [email protected]

Phone: 515-294-1120 Fax: 515-294-8263

Students can also schedule online meetings with an advisor or they can walk in from Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Student life

Student Society-

Student organizations or clubs are one of the best ideas to get involved in the campus. Organizations are assembled under an arrangement of causes, identities, and interests. Student organizations at the Iowa State University put on some of the most highly awaited campus events and offer a wide range of opportunities for involvement and leadership every year. Iowa State University has over 900 student organizations, so there is something for each student.

Health & Wellbeing-

Student Health and Wellness Centre at the Iowa State University highlights the active process of change and growth that involves building resilience, persistence, and positivity in the phase of provocations. It is the initiative dedicated to help students incorporate in an overall well-being experience across campus. They allow students to actively indulge in well-being activities that provide support to a holistic lifestyle. Through this initiative, students will learn and understand resources and they will also learn how to help others in need. The Student Health and Wellness Center provides a variety of services which includes health services, counseling services, and wellness resources. 

Food & Drink-

Iowa State University Dining is a large campus organization that facilitates a variety of customers. University’s residential dining centers, cafés, convenience stores, food court, restaurants, food trucks, catering department, culinary support center, bakery and food stores are available to serve students and faculty. Dining department works closely with student and faculty groups to ensure that they are meeting the Iowa community needs or not. University’s open dining plan gives students access to food. The plans are designed to fit the busy schedule of students, the plan assists all dietary preferences by providing a wide range of dining options and healthy food options. The food students get in the university is budget- friendly as well as it satisfies their taste buds.

short term getaways-

There are many short-term getaways near the Iowa State University to have fun like; 

  • The Brunnier Art Museum.
  • Christian Petersen Art Museum.
  • Farm House Museum.
  • The Gentle Doctor sculpture
  • Grant Wood murals
  • Hilton Coliseum

and there are many other options also available to spend holidays and weekends.

Student Safety

The Department of Public Safety at the Iowa State University keeps student’s safety at priority. The Iowa State University Police Department patrols the university’s campus area and surrounding neighborhoods by foot, bike, and car. University’s Police Department officers provide 24/7 assistance to deter crime, and to increase personal safety and building security. While walking around campus in the evening, students are encouraged to walk with a friend or in a group to prevent any mishap. The Iowa State University is committed towards providing a safe, secure living and learning environment for all students, faculty and staff. If any individual at university finds any suspicious activity they can contact the Department of Public Safety at (515) 294-4428. 

Famous courses

The famous courses at Iowa State University are- 

  • Law
  • Business
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Engineering
  • Computer and Information Sciences
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences
  • Communication
  • Architecture
  • Entomology

Application Requirements

  • Completed Application Form
  • Academic Records
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Recommendations
  • Standardized Test Scores

Iowa State University Programs

Program
Duration
Format
Tuition Fees
Deadlines
Standard Test

Iowa State University Application Requirements

3
GPA
32
IB
66
Percentage
87%
Acceptance Rate

IELTS score requirements

A strong proficiency in the English language is essential for admission into universities in United States of America. To be able to get a successful admission in Iowa State University in United States of America students need to complete IELTS with a minimum score of 6.

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Iowa State University Cost of studies

Fees

Bachelors: Resident- $9,320, Non-resident- $24,508, International- $29,498

Masters: Resident- $10,990, Non-resident- $24,766, International- $27,584

Fees vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific fees.

Iowa State University Deadlines

Deadlines vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific deadlines.

Iowa State University Rankings

Global

237
US News
494
QS
201 -300
Shanghai
401 -500
Times Higher Education
271
GTU Rank

Regional

United States of America
121
US News
91
QS
67 -94
Shanghai
99
Times Higher Education
258
Forbes

Iowa State University Scholarships

1. Albert H Guse Scholarship

The Albert H. Guse Scholarship is awarded to junior or senior students majoring in elementary education at Iowa State University.

Eligibility Criteria/ Scholarship Guidelines:
To be eligible, an applicant:

- Should be a full time junior or senior students majoring in elementary education at the university.
- Should maintain minimum GPA 3.0 on a 4.0 scale 
- Should demonstrate financial need 

How to Apply:
An applicant 

- Must sign in to the scholarship portal at https://iastate.academicworks.com/users/sign_in to complete a general scholarship application at Iowa State University.

Once these applications and results are submitted, the received application will be auto-matched to the qualifying scholarships. Qualifying is an intermediate step between scholarship application submission by the applicant and selecting scholarship finalists by the University.

2. Alethea Paul Sleight Endowed Scholarship

The Alethea Paul Sleight Endowed Scholarship is awarded to undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in the College of Human Sciences at Iowa State University.

Eligibility Criteria/ Scholarship Guidelines:
To be eligible, an applicant:

- Should be an undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in the College of Human Sciences at the university.
- Should be from Muscatine County, IA
- Should demonstrate financial need 

How to Apply:
An applicant 

- Must sign in to the scholarship portal at https://iastate.academicworks.com/users/sign_in to complete a general scholarship application at Iowa State University.

Once these applications and results are submitted, the received application will be auto-matched to the qualifying scholarships. Qualifying is an intermediate step between scholarship application submission by the applicant and selecting scholarship finalists by the University.

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